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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 grub /ˈgrʌb/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 grub /ˈgrəb/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grub v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grubbed p. pr. & vb. n. Grubbing ]
 1. To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging.
 2. To drudge; to do menial work.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grub, v. t.
 1. To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; -- followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge.
    They do not attempt to grub up the root of sin.   --Hare.
 2. To supply with food. [Slang]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grub, n.
 1. Zool. The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; -- called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle, under Goldsmith.
    Yet your butterfly was a grub.   --Shak.
 2. A short, thick man; a dwarf. [Obs.]
 3. Victuals; food. [Slang]
 Grub ax or Grub axe, a kind of mattock used in grubbing up roots, etc.
 Grub breaker. Same as Grub hook (below).
 Grub hoe, a heavy hoe for grubbing.
 Grub hook, a plowlike implement for uprooting stumps, breaking roots, etc.
 Grub saw, a handsaw used for sawing marble.
 Grub Street, a street in London (now called Milton Street), described by Dr. Johnson as “much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems, whence any mean production is called grubstreet.” As an adjective, suitable to, or resembling the production of, Grub Street.
    I 'd sooner ballads write, and grubstreet lays.   --Gap.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: informal terms for a meal [syn: chow, chuck, eats]
      2: a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other
      v 1: ask for and get free; be a parasite [syn: mooch, bum, cadge,
      2: search about busily
      [also: grubbing, grubbed]